Admission Application Procedures:

The online application includes 7 sections:
  1. Entrance Information
  2. Personal Information
  3. Educational background
  4. Professional History
  5. Extracurricular Activities
  6. References
  7. Online document submission: Essay questions and/or writing sample requirements are specific to each program. Please make sure to upload all written materials with each document clearly labeled, indicating the specific question being answered. Please address each question according to indicated or reasonable length (generally at least 1 page if not indicated). All materials must be typed. Any additional material, which represents your ability to pursue graduate study, would be welcome.

Each program may require additional materials, interviews, and/or auditions.

Additional Items to be submitted via mail include:

A $60.00 non-refundable application fee must be mailed to the Graduate Studies Office within the next seven days following the submission of the application. Payment can only be made by check or money order payable to Sarah Lawrence College.

An official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution you attended is required. Only official transcripts sent directly by the institution to Graduate Studies at Sarah Lawrence College will be accepted.

Two letters of recommendation from people who know you well enough to give an informed opinion as to your intellectual ability for sustained academic effort. If you are unable to contact former teachers, we welcome letters from others, such as employers, who can make similar assessments. Preferably, one of those should be from a person in your field of interest. Download the recommendation form:

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Individuals whose native language is not English must send official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information concerning TOEFL may be obtained by writing: TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541. Request that the results be sent to Sarah Lawrence College, ETS code 2810.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission to Sarah Lawrence.

All application deadlines are the same for non-U.S. applicants as for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Please mail additional items to:

Graduate Studies Office of Admissions
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, N.Y. 10708

Financial Aid information can be found at: